Anna Swirszczynska [Anna Swir] (1909 - 1984 / Warsaw)
Anna Swirszczynska (also known as Anna Swir) was a Polish poet whose works deal with themes, including her experiences during World War II, motherhood, the female body, and sensuality.
Swirszczynska was born in Warsaw and grew up in poverty as the daughter of an artist. She began publishing her poems in the 1930s. During the Nazi occupation of Poland she joined the Polish resistance movement in World War II and was a military nurse during the Warsaw Uprising. She wrote for underground publications and once waited 60 minutes to be executed. Czeslaw Milosz writes of knowing her during this time and has translated a volume of ... more »
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- Happy as a Dog's Tail
- He Was Lucky
- I Knocked my Head Against the Wall
- I’ll Open the Window
- Large Intestine
- Myself and my Person
- She Does Not Remember
- The Ghetto: A Mother
- The Greatest Love
- The Same Inside
- The Sea And The Man
- The Second Madrigal
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